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These Are The Twenty Most Popular Dog Names In 20171m25s

These Are The Twenty Most Popular Dog Names In 2017

As this year is coming to an end we can’t forget about the annual roundup of the most popular dog names! This is a data collected from hundreds of thousands of pet parents across all 50 states of the USA and show that this year dog owners drew inspiration from movies and TV shows, giving their pets very human names. Dug through this data to find the most common pet names across the country! Any dog owner will agree that canines truly are man’s best friend. If you need an inspiration for naming your new best friend, here is a list of few name ideas. When it comes to the top ten female and male dog names, the results are pretty basic. We start with Max, Maggie and Molly followed by Charlie and Cooper. We add Buddy and Sadie to the list. How do you feel about short names like Jack, Lola, Luna and Lucy? I personally like Rockie because it sounds strong and Daisy because it sounds fragile. However, I was a little bit surprised to find Oliver and Sophie on this list as I find them very human. Would you name your dog Bear or Bailey? This list also holds many names inspired by TV shows and movies, such as Duke, Tucker and Bella. Well, at the end of the day, choosing your dog’s name is always a matter of personal choice and preferences. Dog-owners often say that their pets are another beloved member of their family and like any other member of the family, they need to be given a well-fitting name. That is why owners often struggle with choosing a nice name that will truly honor their four-legged friend. This list is a great place to start when thinking about the best nickname for man’s best friend!

Here's Why Prince William Can’t Be Prince Harry’s ‘Best Man’1m06s

Here's Why Prince William Can’t Be Prince Harry’s ‘Best Man’

As the next royal wedding in the Buckingham Palace is approaching its date, more and more details and royal rules come out on the surface. Many of them still unknown for most of the people around the world, however we are about to get a glimpse of the fine details surrounding the big event. According to the royal tradition, Prince William can not be Prince Harry’s best man. It is not because the royal family’s rules say so, but because according to British tradition, there is no such thing as a “best man”. Instead, the best man or groomsmen get the official title of "supporters". Although this title seems to sound like a downgrade, the supporter’s role is a significant one. The groom’s supporter completes all the tasks that a best man usually does. However, Prince William most likely will serve as a de facto "best man" at his brother Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. He will also be responsible of planning Harry’s stag weekend, the British version of a bachelor party. As for the next royal member, Meghan, same as the Duchess of Cambridge, she can choose to bring on a maid of honor. Kate Middleton chose her sister, Pippa Middleton, who had the honor of playing that role. Now, all that remains is to await Meghan’s decision and see who she is going to choose to escort her on the way to the altar. As lots of news websites say, one thing is for sure; Prince George and little Princess Charlotte will be playing part in the nuptials that will take place in the St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May.

Ambitious Skydiving Santa Has Unfortunate Crash Landing37s

Ambitious Skydiving Santa Has Unfortunate Crash Landing

The magic of being impersonator of Santa Claus could not save one man dressed like Father Christmas from an unfortunate crash landing during a skydiving experience. This event occurred in Gulfport Florida on December 2nd, 2017 when this holiday impersonator, wearing Santa’s clothes, was struggling to skydive above Tampa Bay beach in Florida. Now, this is a sight you don’t see very often. Santa’s inglorious attempt to nail skydiving, ends up in complete failure. A surprise that leaves the surpriser surprised! Suited up like Santa, George Krokus was planning on making a festive surprise entrance to a charity volleyball tournament in Tampa Bay by skydiving down to spectators, where he planned to drop off the elf toy to a nine-year-old girl. While this Santa did break his leg, everyone else was otherwise unharmed, except for the Elf on a shelf doll he was attempting to deliver as a present, which also suffered a leg injury. However, misguided by reindeer Rudolph, Krokus found himself crashing into a tree and light pole before landing on the beach. What a Clausastrophy! The Elf is named Kristoff and is an old friend of local resident Madison Spiers, the daughter of the event organizer. She told local news that Kristoff regularly “visits her house” around holiday time, leaving notes and engaging in pranks. Unfortunately, now both Kristoff and Krokus have a bandaged leg and won’t be able to spread the Christmas spirit this holiday season. It looks like Santa needs the reindeers after all!

This Ridiculously Charming Neighborhood In Canada Comes With A Holiday Spirit1m00s

This Ridiculously Charming Neighborhood In Canada Comes With A Holiday Spirit

Towns and cities across the world are brightening their streets with lights, decorating their squares with holly, and hosting all kinds of holiday activities wrapped with Christmas spirit. However, all the brightly colored decorations in the world can't compete with the holiday charms of Quebec City’s Quartier Petit Champlain.This neighborhood in Canada looks like something straight out of a holiday movie! Quebec City’s Quartier Petit Champlain is about to close to a bona fide winter wonderland as you will find in North America. The neighborhood has a five-star rating Yelp for its “picture-perfect” streets, “endless shops”, restaurants and surplus of Christmas spirit. The area is flushed with lit trees and carolers making rounds from restaurant to restaurant. There are even nativity scenes in the plazas and a huge advent calendar projection on the side of a church. Santa Claus will hold court in his kingdom at Felix Leclerc park until December 24th, and hand out presents to children. Visitors report that this is a magical place that looks like 'Whoville' in the Grinch movie! What a compliment, but that is no exaggeration. Take a look at the photos presented in this video and you will sure agree. Along the cobblestone streets, travelers will find pine trees adorned with lights and fresh snow. Garlands drape overhead while carolers in fur coats making rounds from restaurant to restaurant. If you want to get the most of the holiday spirit, visit the neighborhood on Saturday, December 9, when Family Day takes over the streets. The outdoor holiday celebration includes appearances from Santa and his elves, Christmas crafts, followed by various games and holiday music to make this event even more memorable!